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by Michael S. Rose

Download Ugly As Sin: Why They Changed Our Churches from Sacred Places to Meeting Spaces and How We Can Change Them Back Again (Forthright Edition) ePub
  • ISBN 1928832369
  • ISBN13 978-1928832362
  • Language English
  • Author Michael S. Rose
  • Publisher Sophia Inst Pr; First Edition edition (2001)
  • Pages 239
  • Formats txt lit lrf mbr
  • Category Photography
  • Subcategory Architecture
  • Size ePub 1308 kb
  • Size Fb2 1936 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 730

The problem with new-style churches isn't just that they're ugly — they actually distort the Faith and lead Catholics away from Catholicism.

So argues Michel S. Rose in these eye-opening pages, which banish forever the notion that lovers of traditional-style churches are motivated simply by taste or nostalgia. In terms that non-architects can understand (and modern architects can't dismiss!), Rose shows that far more is at stake: modern churches actually violate the three natural laws of church architecture and lead Catholics to worship, quite simply, a false god.

Not content to limit himself to theory, Rose takes you on a revealing tour through a traditional church and a modern church. He shows conclusively how the traditional church communicates the Faith, while the modern one simply doesn't. In the process, he'll give you a renewed love and gratitude for the gift of faith that is your traditional church — plus a keener sense of just what's wrong with modern churches that look like anything but churches. Rose provides you with solid arguments (as easy to explain as they are hard to refute!) and practical tools that you can use to reverse the dangerous trend toward desacralized churches — and to make our churches once again into magnificent Houses of God!


Richard Simon of St. Thomas of Canterbury Church in Chicago wrote to his parishioners to tell them why he was moving the tabernacle back to the center of the sanctuary behind the altar: "The dethronement of the Blessed Sacrament has resulted in the enthronement of the clergy, and I for one am sick of it.

How Catholic churches are being sapped

How Catholic churches are being sapped. of their spiritual vitality and what you can do about it. The problem with new-style churches isn't just that they're ugly they actually distort the Faith and lead Catholics away from Catholicism. So argues Michel S. Rose in these eye-opening pages, which banish forever the notion that lovers of traditional-style churches are motivated simply by taste or nostalgia.

Next it explains how this happened and how a book on the ideal "worship space" written . Enough with gymnasia masquerading as holy places. 3 people found this helpful.

Next it explains how this happened and how a book on the ideal "worship space" written by non-Catholics became the standard for American church design. Having worked with architects for years in a former career, I found this part hit home. As a discipline, architecture teaches that it can transform behavior by transforming space.

Nothing sacred is offered here.

Using Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral as an archetype Rose charts the course of a church "pilgrim" as they progress from the profane to the sacred. Nothing sacred is offered here. Architect turned author Michael Rose does a masterful job of providing a well reasoned and documented history of what Vatican II actually desired and what has happened in Catholic Churches throughout the world.

How Catholic churches are being sapped of their spiritual vitality and what you can do about it The problem with new-style churches isn't just that they're ugly they .

How Catholic churches are being sapped of their spiritual vitality and what you can do about it The problem with new-style churches isn't just that they're ugly they actually distort the Faith and lead Catholics away from Catholicism.

Rose, Michael S. Ugly as Sin: Why They Changed Our Sacred Places to Meeting Spaces and How We Can Change Them Back Again. How Catholic churches are being sapped of their spiritual vitality - and what you can do about it. The problem with new-style churches isn’t just that they’re ugly - they actually distort the Faith and lead Catholics away from Catholicism.

UGLY AS SIN: WHY THEY CHANGED OUR CHURCHES FROM SACRED PLACES TO MEETING SPACES AND HOW WE CAN CHANGE THEM BACK AGAIN By Michael S. Rose BUILDING FROM BELIEF: ADVANCE, RETREAT, AND COMPROMISE IN THE REMAKING OF CATHOLIC CHURCH ARCHITECTURE By Michael E. DeSanctis ARCHITECTURE IN COMMUNION: IMPLEMENTING THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL THROUGH LITURGY AND ARCHITECTURE By Steven J. Schloeder. Do you want to read the rest of this article? Request full-text.

How Catholic churches are being sapped of their spiritual vitality and what you can do about it. The problem with new-style churches isn't just that they're ugly they actually distort the Faith and lead Catholics away from Catholicism

How Catholic churches are being sapped of their spiritual vitality and what you can do about it. Michel S. Rose, in these eye-opening pages, provides you with solid arguments and practical tools that you can use to reverse the dangerous trend toward desacralized churches and to make our churches once again into magnificent Houses of Go. more).

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Michael S Rose, in his book Ugly as Sin, argues that religious devotion among American Catholics has declined as. .Mr. Rose says he does not hate all modern architecture. Even concrete buildings, he said in an interview, can be transcendental, if they follow his three rules.

Michael S Rose, in his book Ugly as Sin, argues that religious devotion among American Catholics has declined as direct result of new church architecture; examples cited (M. As an example, he cited the 1950's chapel at Ronchamp, France, by the great architect Le Corbusier. But in the most vitriolic section of his book, Mr. Rose attacks church designs by American modernists like Richard Meier, calling Mr. Meier's Church of the Year 2000, now under construction in Rome, ''a monstrosity.

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Dog_Uoll
This excellent book has a pithy title that made me laugh, but the text is not snide or nasty. Instead it's a great, easy-to-understand book about how church architecture got to be the way it is and why the new "ideal" in church architecture was designed to transform the "worship experience" into something it should not be. First it describes the traditional architectural design of a Catholic church (and any church patterned on traditional churches) - what the different spaces are called, what they were designed for, and what a person grasps about worship, faith, and God simply by walking in the door. Then it explains what a new "worship space" communicates and how it is inherently different. Next it explains how this happened and how a book on the ideal "worship space" written by non-Catholics became the standard for American church design. Having worked with architects for years in a former career, I found this part hit home. As a discipline, architecture teaches that it can transform behavior by transforming space. Your typical architect applies this idea to living and working: How does family life change with a central family room vs. a basement rec room, for example. But professors of architecture and big-name architects famously think they can transform EVERYTHING by designing different "spaces," and they also think it's their job to do so. If you are looking for a book to help you evaluate church architecture, plan a church re-design or a new church, or refute things people tell you "have to be done this way now," this is the book for you. You can show it to your pastor, your planning committee, and your neighbors -- it judges a certain type of church architecture ("ugly as sin") but in a calm way. It's not a book that say, "These buildings are hideous and they destroy our faith and only an idiot would build one." So you can show it to someone who doesn't agree with you, or to someone who thinks that whatever an expert (architect, interior designer, architectural consultant) tells them MUST be true, because that person has a degree and lots of experience and uses jargon like "worship space".
BlackHaze
I am pleased to have found and purchased this book recently. It provided me with a wealth of wonderful/relevant information that I was looking for a project. The language was a delight to read. I am now recommending this book to anyone interested in learning more about sacred architecture. The only negatives: I wish the title and the cover were more beautiful. :-)
Contancia
Why do new Catholic Churches (and some Protestant ones) have to be so ugly? Rose addresses this problem head on and provides a great account of what a church building should be, and, more importantly, WHY it should be that way. Too many of the structures built by parishes in the past 40 years have the visual appeal of a carbuncle and invoke no more reverence for what Catholics believe takes place inside than would a circus barker.

This book should be a must read for every bishop, priest, liturgist, and seminarian. Every parish that is requesting submissions from architects for a new church (or even a renovation) should include this book with its request. Enough with gymnasia masquerading as holy places.
Delalbine
Ever walk into a new church and say "THIS is a CHURCH?"?
Ever walk into a "renovated" old church and feel like you had been robbed, but couldn't think why something "materialistic" caused such a response in you? You were so mad, you were almost ashamed, and that made you madder, and more ashamed, and you couldn't figure out why?
Michael Rose explains how all those little details being written out of so many churches add up to make it a Catholic church, and he explains why the building projects of some people end up looking distinctly non-Catholic, feeling non-Catholic, because they are non-Catholic. They are inspired by anti-Catholic architects and "liturgists", whose ideas are promoted by peole claiming to be "Catholics".
Do read it, don't let it make you too mad. If it does, form a restoration committee.
Aloo
Excellent book that truly highlights the Theology of design while providing further insight into the by products of the Modernist Heresy
Ndyardin
A must read for every Christian interested in passing on the faith to future generations. How architecture impacts devotion and orthodoxy.